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Matthew Boon

Half IRONMAN Marbella

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]At the Age of 47 and a moment of madness I agreed to enter the Marbella 70.3 Half Iron man. Having not been on a bike since being a teenager, requiring swimming lessons and with every muscle aching I am weeks away from attempting this difficult but hopefully enjoyable challenge.[/p][p]Being in the electrical industry for my whole career I thought it was fitting that in carrying out this triathlon I could raise money for such a worthy charity and cause for the Dickinson appeal.[/p][p] Caz Dickinson, a mother, grandmother and a loving wife spent 15 years working for a large Electrical Wholesaler until her life changed in a blink of a moment. On the 4th January 2009, Caz was getting ready for work when she had a coughing fit, collapsed and hit her head on the bathtub. She was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious where she was diagnosed with a Grade 4 brain haemorrhage. Whilst in intensive care she suffered two strokes and faced numerous major operations. Caz was left with severe, irreversible brain damage, paralysed from the neck down, lost her speech and the family told that she would require 24-hour care for the rest of her life. Caz spent the next seven years in hospital in a high-care facility. In the long term, the Electrical Industries Charity has a goal, through its Challenge for a Cause, to raise £250,000 to purchase a fit-for-purpose house.[/p][p][url=https://www.electricalcharity.org/index.php/fundraising/challenge-for-a-cause/2017-2018]https://www.electricalcharity.org/index.php/fundraising/challenge-for-a-cause/2017-2018[/url][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

29 Apr 2018


Challenge for a Cause-Caz Dickinson(EIC)

Challenge for a Cause-Caz Dickinson(EIC)


The Electrical Industries Charity

The Electrical Industries Charity




Well done for completing

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Phil and Carrie-Anne

Well done Matthew, amazing performance.



Nick Binstead

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Made 2000!! Well done! X




Well done mate. Fantastic achievement and a great cause.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



A lot of hard work, well done

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Mike and Amanda Coombs

Well done, Matthew. Great effort for a great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


The yatesys xx

Proud of you x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



Good Luck Matt,

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Joe H

Matt, a great challenge and great cause, wish you all the luck and a calm sea! Joe

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid